What is a concussion?

A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain moves around in the skull,  disrupting normal brain function. This can be caused by a bump or blow to the head, but can also occur if the head shakes around violently, as it may in a car accident. Along with car accidents, other common causes of concussions include falls, slips, being struck by or against an object, or injuries sustained while playing sports. All brain injuries are serious, and if a concussion is suspected, seek medical attention immediately.

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